Iwan Williams

Michelmores invests in Cheltenham office with new Partner appointment

Michelmores has appointed Iwan Williams as a Partner in its Cheltenham-based Tax, Trusts and Succession team within the Private Wealth group.

Iwan’s appointment further strengthens the Private Wealth group’s expertise, bringing extensive experience of dealing with all aspects of succession and tax planning for high and ultra net worth individuals and business owning families.

Iwan works closely with landed estate owners, their trustees and professional advisers in relation to a range of taxation, trust and succession planning advice. In recent years, Iwan’s practice has also grown to encompass specialist taxation and succession planning advice for landowners engaging in Natural Capital and Biodiversity Net Gain schemes.

Commenting on the move, Iwan said:

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Michelmores success story during a period of continuing growth. The Firm is incredibly well placed to offer market leading advice across the private wealth sector, and I am looking forward to complementing and enhancing our existing expertise, particularly in relation to the succession and tax planning issues facing landed estates and rural businesses.”

Michelmores’ Cheltenham office opened at the end of 2021 and is headed up by Chris Massey, who leads the Firm’s Private Property and Landed Estates Team. Chris said:

“Iwan is a fantastic addition to the Private Wealth group, and we’re thrilled to have him join our growing team in Cheltenham. Michelmores has private wealth at the heart of everything it does and Iwan’s skillset and experience further strengthens our offering in this sector.

“This is an exciting time for the Firm as we continue to expand and enhance our presence in the region. Our investment in our office location in Cheltenham and our ongoing investment in people demonstrates the Firm’s commitment to its clients in the region and to our continued national growth.”

Iwan was named one of eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35 in 2020 and was recognised with the Silver award in the “Lawyer of the Year – Partner” category at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards 2022. He is named as a key lawyer in Legal 500 2023 for Agriculture and Estates and is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).